Financial Analysis JB Hi Fi Limited Case Study by Peter Pen

The paper is a five year financial analysis of JB Hi Fi Limited.
# 145346 | 9,550 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2010

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JB Hi Fi Limited (JB) is Australia's sixth largest retailer, with 40% of the burgeoning home entertainment market. This analysis investigates changes in the financial strength, performance and position of JB Hi Fi Limited for the five years from 2004 to 2008 (the study period). The paper includes a number of diagrams and tables.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary
Introduction And Purpose Of Analysis
Methodology And Assumptions
Company and Industry Profile
Company Profile
Industry Profile
Operating Performance
Return on Assets
Asset Efficiency
Current Asset Turnover
Non-Current (Long-Term) Asset Turnover
Financial Stability
Common Size Statement
Short Term Liquidity
Current Ratio
Quick Asset Ratio
Asset Efficiency Analysis
Long Term Stability
Gearing Ratios
Interest Coverage Ratio
Cash Flow Analysis
Operating Cash Flow
Investing Cash Flow
Financing Cash Flow
Cash Flow Ratio
Debt Coverage Ratio
Cash to Sales Ratio
Share Market Performance
Net Tangible Asset Backing (Ntab)
Earnings Per Share (Eps)
Price Earnings Ratio (Per)
Overall Profitability (Roe) Compared With Alternative Investments
Valuation and Other Evaluation Information
Accounting Policy Changes (Intangibles)
Outlook and Recommendations
Appendix A: Table of Short-Term and Long-Term Stability Figures
Appendix B: Ratios
Appendix C: Summaries of Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow for Jb
Appendix D: Summaries of Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow for Ff
Books and Journals
Websites 41

From the Paper:

"Since listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2003, JB has performed strongly, with a 12% increase in ROE between 2004 and 2008. Return on owner's equity for JB has outperformed the market achieving better results than both industry peers and alternative investments. This strong performance has been reflected in gains in the company's share price over the study period. The growth in company's ROE has been driven by significant gains in sales and profit (bolstered by a focus on rapid store growth) as well as increasing cost and asset efficiencies over the period."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Birt J., Chalmers K., Beal D., Brooks, A., Byrne S. and Oliver, J. Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, Wiley, 2nd Ed, 2007.
  • IBIS World Company Report JB Ltd, 2008
  • IBIS World Industry Report: Retail Trade in Australia, 2008
  • "Markets at a Glance". (2008, May 17). The Age. p7.
  • Mitchell S. "Simple but smart: the JB Hi Fi Story". (2008, 24 May). Australian Financial Review. p24.

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